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Daily Inspiration: Meet Aisha “Loe” Green

Today we’d like to introduce you to Aisha “Loe” Green.

Hi Aisha “Loe”, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I began writing poetry at a time in my life when I felt my soul was separating from everything that has been familiar to me. I was growing and I was changing and life experiences were coming at me in so many directions that I was silently breaking internally. I went to college to be a lawyer, I may come off timid but when I am in the right headspace, I can really articulate my words as a weapon. I graduated and no longer wanted to do that and became a foster care social worker instead. I continued on for seven years until I went to graduate school for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). With all the things I was internally battling with, I always allowed myself to be that shoulder and “go to” person for other people; that left me overwhelmed, stressed and drained. “Even the strong person needs a person”. I say all that to say that the field of ABA allowed me to understand the “why” in people’s behaviors. If we can understand and get to the root of the “why”, then we can start the process of growth.

As a result, “Laminated Beauty” was born. Laminated Beauty described me; laminating all of my emotions with my beauty. No one knew how bad I was hurting because it was laminated with my looks, “I wore my pain well.” All of my writings went into my poetry book which I titled “Laminated Beauty”. From there, I became a License Behavior Analysis which educated me more on behaviors and decided to develop the brand “Write Like a Black Girl”. As black girls, we laminate so much of ourselves because we don’t really know who we are, don’t have role models & mentors that look like us, don’t think anyone will care, etc., and as a result, we create unhealthy patterns within our daily lives which we pass on to our children and that generational curse never ends!

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I became a mother in 2017. I am in the healthiest and loved stage that I have ever been with myself. So, to answer if it’s been a smooth road getting here…no! However, I believe that anything that happened before 2017 was supposed to happen the way it did because if not, then my daughter would not be here and we would not have the bond that we have or better yet, I would not have the mental capacity it takes to provide for a child’s happiness. I had her at 30 years old, and I had a lot of stress that my mind and body went through in my 20’s but I thank God for it all. One different life decision could have altered my daughter’s presence.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am most proud of my degrees. I didn’t have mentors or directions to help guide me with deciding what college to go to, what career field fits you, how to apply and handle student loans and how to seek professional jobs or even how to write a resume. So many things in my life were trial and error. However, when I think about my degrees, that is something I earned on my own and that is something that no one can ever take away from me. My current job title is a Licensed Behavior Specialist; I specialize in working with Autism children (I gained that certificate while in graduate school). What sets me apart from others is my brown skin in this field. I am currently in the process of becoming a Board-Certified Behavior Analysis. There aren’t many women who look like me with my current title and only a portion take it to that next level…I can’t wait to take it to that next level!

What would you say have been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
To “never say never”, to be patient, to stay calm, trust your instincts, be firm in your decisions, let your no’s be your no’s and your yes’s be genuine. Never rush and don’t make a decision if it doesn’t connect with your spirit. Fearless because everything has a way of working itself out. To seek help and never be afraid to ask for it. Change your circle if you need to, seek like-minded minds like yours, accept everyone’s differences, let go of some control, don’t take on more than you can mentally take on at that time, step away from any and everyone who mistreats you, communicate better, judge less and always put your happiness first!

Contact Info:

  • Email: laminatedbeauty@yahoo.com
  • Website: www.writelikeablackgirl.com
  • Instagram: @laminatedbeauty_ @writelikeablackgirl
  • Facebook: Write Like A Black Girl


Image Credits:

Styling Consultant-Shanna Griffin @shannastyles MUA: Nicole Nash @nicolenmua Photographer: Ryan Powel @rocknrollazero & Briana Tansey @justbphotography_ Hair: Bridget Hudson @missbluvshair

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